Calgary mayor doesnt want to spend more than province on 2026 Games

first_imgCALGARY – The mayor of Calgary says the city shouldn’t contribute more than the province of Alberta to host the 2026 Winter Games.Alberta has committed $700 million if Calgary bids for and wins the right to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The federal government won’t provide more than $1.5 billion under a policy for hosting international sport events, and has yet to state how much money it would put in.“I think if you’re looking at the city putting in $800 million, more than the province, that is not a good deal,” Nenshi said Monday.By that rationale, the numbers don’t quite add up to the city and provincial and federal governments producing $3 billion in public investment the bid corporation Calgary 2026 asked for in the $5.2 billion total price tag.There is a large moving part in Calgary’s sports landscape, however, that could inject wiggle room into the proposed 2026 budget.Nenshi has questioned whether there is a need for a $100-million mid-size arena in Calgary 2026’s draft host plan if terms for a new NHL arena — which isn’t part of the host plan — are agreed upon.Both Nenshi and Calgary 2026 board chair Scott Hutcheson say work is ongoing on finding cost savings.“Every good idea from here to 2026 would be explored,” Hutcheson said.“As with every other Olympics between the time of a bid and the time of putting on a games, you want to make sure you’ve looked at every idea, challenged it, challenged the costs and try to do a better job over seven years, between a bid awarded and a bid execution.”Calgary city council could pull the plug on a bid at any time, but is unlikely to do so before a Nov. 13 plebiscite asking Calgarians if they want to host the Winter Games or not.The International Olympic Committee will accept 2026 bids Jan. 11. The election of the host city is in June.When arena talks broke down between the city and the NHL’s Calgary Flames last year, Nenshi went public with the city’s proposal, which included a taxpayer contribution of $185 million to a $555-million arena.City council voted last week to try to re-engage the Flames on arena talks.How much money the federal government would contribute to Calgary hosting the games is expected to be announced within the week, Nenshi told council Monday.“I made it clear to the federal government we have a plebiscite on Nov. 13th and people need the time to look at the numbers before they make their vote, as do I by the way,” the mayor said.In a letter to Nenshi and federal Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci said $700 million is the absolute limit and “we will not be providing any form of guarantee for additional costs arising from any source.”“The province’s number was well within the range that we had discussed,” the mayor said.The federal government’s policy for hosting international sports events allows for funding up to 50 per cent of public sector investment — $1.5 billion in this case — and states “at no time will the Government of Canada undertake to guarantee deficit funding of a bidding or hosting project.”Nenshi doesn’t want the city in a position of games guarantor, but points to the $1.1 billion in contingency funds in Calgary 2026’s draft plan as insurance against deficits.Venues from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary such as the Olympic Oval, Canada Olympic Park at WinSport and the nordic centre in Canmore, Alta., are the foundation of Calgary’s potential bid.“The real danger of cost over-runs comes in construction,” the mayor said. “We’re not building much.“You won’t see giant cost over-runs like you’ve seen in other Olympics where they’re basically building everything from scratch.”last_img read more

See OK Go Dance With A Wall Of Printers In New Obsession

first_imgGetting ready for Tuesday. #TwoMoreDays— OK Go (@okgo) November 20, 2017 See OK Go Dance With A Wall Of Printers In New ‘Obsession’ Video Email The band promises donations were made to offset the massive amounts of paper used, and all materials were recycledBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 27, 2017 – 1:04 pm Indie electro-pop quartet OK Go set themselves up for a lifetime of high expectations when they appeared on the scene in 2006 with their inescapable viral hit “Here It Goes Again,” which earned them the GRAMMY Award for Best Short Form Music Video at the 49th Awards. They’ve met those expectations admirably in the 11 years since, with their latest video —in support of their new single, “Obsession” – adding to an impressive visual catalogue trading off their characteristic integration of catchy pop hooks and choreographed technology.Coming up with a fresh music video concept that has a real chance to go massively viral is near impossible enough for most people to accomplish even once, yet OK Go have built a career out of the practice.So how could they top a library of music videos that already include their famous treadmill dance routine, a four-minute Rube Goldberg device that shot them with paint cannons, a music video shot entirely in zero gravity, a theme song collaboration with the Muppets, and a complete music video built from just 4.3 seconds of slo-mo footage? Facebook Twitter Watch: OK Go’s New ‘Obsession’ Music Video see-ok-go-dance-wall-printers-new-obsession-video Finding these “wonderful” ideas is a science unto itself — so much so that the group even hosted a TED Talk on the subject this past summer — and for “Obsession,” OK Go knew they once again had to come up with something that had never been done before.So they went back to Tokyo, where’d they’d previously found success finding logistical support for the music video for “I Won’t Let You Down,” and spent several weeks working with Double A paper company choreographing a massive wall of printers to serve as their visually frenetic backdrop. News The band also revealed via Twitter that the release of the video was partially delayed because the sheer amount of visual information being displayed by the printer wall was playing havoc with YouTube’s HD compression algorithms. As for concerned fans wondering about the sustainability aspects of using such a massive volume of paper for a five-day music video shoot? The band has made abundant promises that all paper used was recycled, and even made a donation to Greenpeace to boot.See Noel Gallagher’s Spacey Stop-Motion “It’s A Beautiful World” VideoRead more This. We’re still searching for that ghost in the machine that has caused the delay with our new video. We’ll continue to keep you posted as we know more. Thank you for your continued patience.— OK Go (@okgo) November 22, 2017last_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 The internet reacts to the absolute madness

first_img TV and Movies Everyone in kings landing. #GameofThrones— Danish Khurshid (@ShahDanish_) May 13, 2019 The Mad Queen? HBO It’s been an up and down season for Game of Thrones. A dragon was killed in ways that frustrated and annoyed everyone, everyone got extremely angry when Jon Snow didn’t pet Ghost and then the internet found a coffee cup on set and went buck wild.This episode was all about the insane carnage.OK, goes without saying but…It started early with the burning of Varys. And the burning just didn’t stop.The question going in was simple: Was Dany about to become the Mad Queen, or was it all just a big swerve?Yeah, they answered that pretty definitively. Daenerys Targaryen basically set all of King’s Landing on fire. The Bells rang out for surrender but Dany wasn’t trying to hear that noise. Me, The entire episode #GameOfThrones— 𝑨𝒓𝒊 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐤 (@solangev_a) May 13, 2019 Bran chilling in Winterfell while Daenerys kills everyone: #GameofThrones— MWV Highlights (@MWV_Highlights) May 13, 2019 Waiting all these years for main character deaths and we see stone crushing them. #GameofThrones— Shay (@shayycs) May 13, 2019 6:20 I’ve been working very very hard not to do any spoilers but I will say this: I look forward to reading the book and seeing how #GameofThrones really ended.Because this isn’t it.— Steve Spohn (@stevenspohn) May 13, 2019 Drogon after that episode #GameofThrones— church (@COFFINBORNEGOD) May 13, 2019 See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Jon Snow halfway through the episode#GameofThrones— T (@I_Gas247) May 13, 2019 All the haters should just go to sleep. That episode was phenomenal. I’m sick of people’s negativity. Get outta here. #GameOfThrones— Seth Nelson (@RealSethNelson) May 13, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Soldiers: The bells are ringing! Danny: Are they though? #GameofThrones— Ron Snow (@RonMorrisse) May 13, 2019 It’s a nice little throwback to this: #gameofthrones me: dany won’t murder all these innocent people they rang the bells we’re all good!!!dany: (: dracarys me:— madz🦋✨💫 (@maddyackerburg) May 13, 2019 Dany after this episode#GameofThrones— Jonas Ryan (@jonasryan_) May 13, 2019 Us spending the last 10 years of our lives emotionally attached to a TV show only for the writers to just give us the worst ending possible. #GameofThrones— Caleb (@CalebKesler) May 13, 2019 Tags This was from a Season 4 promo. We all thought it was snow.. little did we know it was ash. #GameOfThrones— Chris Brown (@chriscbrown) May 13, 2019 36 #GameofThrones #GoTAll the parents who named their daughter khaleesi or dany:— Ali (@Ali_Givenchy) May 13, 2019 The writers destroying the entire show in the final season #GameOfThrones— Valentina ☕️ (@ValsCappuccino) May 13, 2019 Comments Share your voice Jon, Sansa and Tyrion plotting to kill Danny next week: #GameOfThrones— Ebony Barzilay (@o_hon_ey) May 13, 2019 187 Photos That game of thrones episode was wild— timthetatman (@timthetatman) May 13, 2019 Thoughts? Well, Mad Queen Dany is bad and everyone should feel bad. Very disappointed we spent a decade watching a really great female leader emerge, with a very cool and consistent “break the wheel” message only to have it completely turned around at the last, crucial minute. Not sure it entirely made sense, but I sure had a lot of fun watching it all unfold.I do get the sense that a backlash to the backlash is imminent. I can’t believe I had to watch that bullshit of an episode with my own two eyes #GameOfThrones— jedi in training (@totallyxtaylor) May 13, 2019 “I probably should’ve told someone the dragon lady was crazy.” #GameofThrones— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) May 13, 2019 The carnage was insane and dramatic and very Game of Thrones, but did it make sense? Hmmmmm….. Even if Dany was pissed and wanted to destroy Cersei why wouldn’t she just go straight to the Red Keep instead of zig zagging destruction through the city IT MAKES NO SENSE #GameofThrones— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 13, 2019 missandei, in heaven looking at kings landing. #GameofThrones— Justin Jay, Conclave Liasion 💚💙💛 (@_DubzyWubzy_) May 13, 2019 Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Everybody hurts Yep, Dany basically burned everything down and killed thousands of people. Not sure if King’s Landing as we knew it even exists any more. Next week is going to be extremely interesting. Meanwhile… So you all just going to act like you didn’t see this coming? Danys been whack from the start and you’re all fools if you didn’t think this was going to happen #GameofThrones— clara maxwell (@claramaxwell99) May 13, 2019 Me trynna figure out did I really watch all them seasons for this #gameofthrones— tingz (@_Inez__) May 13, 2019 HBO & the 3 fans that are actually enjoying this season of #GoT— VS (@valon_sej) May 13, 2019 everyone say THANK YOU LENA HEADEY for her phenomenal perfomance as cersei lannister, one of my favorites ever.power is power. you will be missed.#GameOfThrones— lucca (@davnerys) May 13, 2019 meanwhile tormund and ghost #GameOfThrones— 💌 (@hugehoops) May 13, 2019 Game of Throneslast_img read more

For that classy Airport look

first_imgThere are many airport looks that men can try – from keeping it casual with a long T-shirt and bright sneakers to a stylish corporate look with solid shirt, chinos and a pastel shade jacket, say experts.Tabby Bhatia, Director at e-commerce platform and Saggar Mehra, Creative Director of men’s clothing store Sunil Mehra, list down some styles. 4 White T-shirt teamed with a dark coloured shrug, blue denims and white high top sneakers gives a suave touch and can give a confident style statement. A leather Also Read – Add new books to your shelfduffle bag in tones of dark brown, black or with a check print of brown and black is a must for travel.4 One can keep it casual by pairing up jeans with a long T-shirt along with sneakers in bright colours like blue or red. A leather flap over messenger bag will complete the look.4 A sweatshirt or jacket in camouflage print with a pair of denims and black/dark brown ankle boots can give an impressive look while travelling. A hand finished leather strolley bag can give a lasting impression if carried with this look. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4 Denim shirt or jacket with light coloured chinos and suede loafers or slip-ons is another trending style quite acceptable among youths. A classic hand painted leather backpack in dark shade can render a fabulous appeal to this look.4 Those in the corporate world and who travel a lot, can keep it simple and decent by teaming up crisp solid shirt with chinos and a pastel shade jacket. A basket weaved office laptop bag in shades of tan or dark brown can add finesse to your overall look.4 If you like to keep it stylish then you can pair coloured pants with printed shirts. Quirky prints in shirts would enhance the casual look. One can also add accessories like scarves to add a touch of elegance to the overall look.4 Pairing jogger pants with a plain coloured T-shirt will give a core casual appearance.last_img read more

Launching this winter VancouverYellowknife service with Air Canada

first_imgLaunching this winter: Vancouver-Yellowknife service with Air Canada Posted by Share Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Air Canada, Canada, New Routes << Previous PostNext Post >> VANCOUVER — Air Canada will soon become the only carrier to offer daily service between Vancouver and Yellowknife.Starting Dec. 15 and running until April 1, 2018, the new service will launch with special introductory fares starting at $219 one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase. Service will be onboard 75-seat Bombardier CRJ-705 aircraft featuring a choice of Business Class or Economy service, operated by Jazz Aviation under the Air Canada Express banner.“We continue to strategically build our Vancouver hub and we are excited to link Vancouver and Yellowknife with daily non-stop flights this winter, complementing our existing Yellowknife services from Calgary and Edmonton. These new non-stop flights will shave off almost four hours of round-trip travel time for customers travelling between Canada’s west coast and the Northwest Territories. In addition to convenient business travel between these two areas, these new flights also connect seamlessly at our YVR trans-Pacific hub to and from our Asia and US transborder networks, offering one-stop ease for visitors travelling to enjoy Canada’s spectacular Aurora Borealis and northern winter adventures,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaWally Schumann, Minister responsible for the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and the Department of Infrastructure, in the Northwest Territories added: “Air Canada’s direct route between Yellowknife and Vancouver is great news for the Northwest Territories’ tourism industry and comes just in time for aurora-viewing season. The additional flight enables our visitor numbers to continue to grow by providing travelers with easier and faster routes so they can spend more time enjoying the spectacular Northwest Territories, and comes at a time when the Yellowknife airport is actively working to attract more business and enhance services to clients and passengers.”So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched new services from its Vancouver hub to: Taipei, Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Boston, with Melbourne seasonal flights to begin December 1, and Delhi seasonal service resuming on October 14 increasing up to five times weekly for the 2017/2018 season.last_img read more

CATO to host May 1 info session on changes to the Ontario

first_img Posted by CATO to host May 1 info session on changes to the Ontario Travel Act Travelweek Group Thursday, April 19, 2018 TORONTO — The Canadian Association of Tour Operators is hosting a presentation by TICO President and CEO Richard Smart and all Canadian tour operators are invited to attend.CATO Executive Director Pierre LePage says Smart will give an update on the recent changes followed by an open forum and Q&A session with attendees, providing insight into the impact of the changes on all tour operators.The presentation will take place from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 at the TICO Board Room, (Travel Industry Council of Ontario), 2700 Matheson Blvd East, Suite 402, West Tower in Mississauga.Both the presentation and open forum are open to all tour operators, both CATO members and non-members, says LePage.Tour operators wishing to attend should email LePage at indicating who will be attending and their company name. Tags: TICO << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more